October 15, 2017
Life That is Truly Life
Whenever we hear a message about money, we assume that its main intent is to guilt us into giving more. However, as we mentioned a few weeks ago, guilt can play an instrumental role by awakening us to necessary changes in our decisions-making/behavior. We are not talking about tax-write off giving- this is about giving back to God what belongs to God. It is about allowing the source of our provision (not money) to become the source of our hope. God outlines a plan in Paul’s letter to Timothy where He provides three key strategies that will produce a “life that is truly life.”
Questions for discussion:
· What do you think was the main point of Matt’s message?
· What are the three “life that is truly life” strategies Paul outlines in his letter to Timothy? (1 Timothy 6:17-19)
· What does “life that is truly life” mean to you?
· How can using your money to “do good, demonstrate generosity, and share with others” promote spiritual health, true life and hope?
Do something about it:
This week, intentionally look for opportunities within your church community to “do good, be generous and share with others.” Take advantage of at least one of these opportunities and make note of how it blesses you.
1 Timothy 6:6-10,17-19; Ecclesiastes 5:10; Matthew 6:24; 25:14-28; Hebrews 13:5; Luke 6:38